Cuba reaffirms its commitment to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

HAVANA, June 17 (ACN) Cuba reaffirmed its commitment to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by interfering in the general debate of the 14th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, held at the United Nations. headquarters.

The Cuban delegation called for strengthening international cooperation with developing countries, as well as for stopping the application of unilateral coercive measures, which have a serious impact on the rights and quality of life of people with disabilities, according to the Cubamenrix report.

Al Jazeera representative Alejando Gonzalez Pimaras denounced the unjust economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States on the Caribbean country, in contravention of the Charter of the United Nations and international law, as well as the impact of this policy on persons with disabilities.

He stressed that this policy prevents the state from obtaining hearing aids with advanced technology, including batteries and spare parts, as well as various alarms for the deaf, as these means and equipment, as a rule, contain more than 10 percent of the components. Americans.

Gonzalez Bahamaras added that the largest of the Antilles continued to advance, particularly in terms of protection and social assistance, access to health and education, and decent work.

He said that these people are the empowered beneficiaries and actors of economic and social development, with full government support.

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